social sciences

Giftedness is valued in Estonia but its carriers are left in the shadows

Nowadays, giftedness is mostly associated with children, which may leave the needs of people in other age groups in the background. Author/source: Alice Achterhof/Unsplash According to the doctoral thesis [...]


Stress and burnout among Estonian journalists is caused by the lack of routine

Journalists need to carry out tasks for various mediums – work that used to be carried out by four journalists 20 years ago is now being done by [...]


Georgian Childhood Experiences Pushed to Research Country’s Transformations

Despite the declining global poverty rate, many countries are still struggling with poverty. During the last decades, for example, Georgia has been praised internationally for its economic reforms. [...]


Telework is the optimal solution for extending worklife

René Arvola defended his PhD thesis “Telework as a solution for extending worklife” at TalTech Department of Business Administration. Teleworking has become increasingly popular among people engaged in [...]


Doctoral thesis explained why online journalism contains so many errors

Online journalists are expected to have a multitude of skills but working under time pressure and quantity requirements leaves little opportunity to apply these different skills. Source: [...]


Mental Well-Being of Adolescence Needs Much More Attention

According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people commit suicide each year. It is estimated that for each suicide, there are likely to have been more than 20 [...]


First ever ERC Starting Grant at Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance and Tallinn University of Technology

Vasilis Kostakis, Senior Researcher at the TTÜ Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance received today the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Estonian Research Council has [...]


Verbal Competence Influences Maths Learning in Later Years

Kaja Mädamürk from the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health defended her thesis that focussed on the relation of maths skills development and the cognitive and [...]


Legislation needs sensitive approach

Marchers at anti-pornography rally. * In the 1970s in the United States, there was a growing awareness of the amount of violence experienced by women at the hands of [...]


Selfies depict values and improve self-understanding

Illustrative photo from pixabay.com Selfies have become a part of our everyday life and culture. Even if you do not take or post selfies yourself, you most likely have [...]